Thursday, November 19, 2020

Please renew your PCARC Dues and use Amazon Smile

It is time to renew club memberships or join for 2021   Dues may be sent to the Treasurer, Jack Crusan N1HQ, via mail. His address is


See this page for membership info:

Also, please donate to the Club via Amazon Smile works just like but allows you to select a charity to get a .5% donation from amazon for eligible purchases. Select Panama City Amateur Radio Club Inc as your charity and the club will get the donation based on your purchases. The club does not know the purchases you make. A quarterly deposit is made to the club account. The Amazon Shopping App can also do AmazonSmile. Just open settings from the menu and tap AmazonSmile.   

Thursday, October 15, 2020

JOTA 2020 Talk by KD4IMA

Mark KD4IMA talks about Jamboree On The Air and his plans for the 10/17/20 Scout Jamboree at Defuniak Springs, FL. This was a PCARC Beginner's Academy Talk on Zoom.


Thursday, October 1, 2020

21 Things To Do After Passing Your Amateur Radio License Test

Here is a presentation for our Panama City Amateur Radio Club Beginner's Academy. This talk is based on the book of a similar title by Dan Romanchik KB6NU. Dan graciously gave us permission. We pass on a copy of the 21 Things book to new hams when they pass their test.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Updated License Testing Announcement

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club conducts license testing on the third Wednesday of each month. Due to the COVID situation, testing will be by appointment only using a COVID-aware (masks, social distancing) protocol. If you would like to test, please email Gary at a minimum of two days prior to testing to reserve a spot. Reservations will be first come, first served. 

Those taking an exam should be present by 6:00 PM CT to complete the necessary paperwork. Bring a photo ID and a $14 exam fee. Other days and times can be arranged if you cannot take an exam on the third Wednesday. For more information about testing, contact Gary at

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Introduction to Panama City Amateur Radio Club

This was a talk for our Beginner's Academy. Note, our club activities are having to be adjusted for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Amateur Radio License Testing at Panama City ARC

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club is re-starting license testing in September. Due to the COVID situation, testing will be by appointment only and we will be following a COVID-aware protocol. If you would like to test, please email Gary at for the testing schedule.  Reservations will be first come, first served. 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Echolink is live on the W4RYZ Repeater

Echolink is now available on the 145.210 W4RYZ Repeater. This will allow stations out of the repeater coverage area to talk on the repeater via the internet. The node number is 529622 and the node name is N4STC-R. 

An amateur radio license is required to use Echolink. Please download, install, and run the EchoLink software first. This registers your call with the system. Then, return to the Validation page to proceed with your callsign validation.

To use your smartphone, download the Echolink App from the App Store on your phone. 

To use a computer download the Echolink software from

Select Node # 529622 N4STC-R

The node-link is located at my QTH.


Phil N4STC